Take a Road Trip via Art

September 8th, 2010

Salt Lake City – Mondo Fine Art presents Road Trip: Landscape Perspectives, an exhibition of new works by San Francisco/Chicago artist Angie Renfro and Salt Lake City artist Aaron Bushnell. This show opening will take place on September 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Poliform Design Studio (3016 South West Temple). The exhibit will be up through mid October.

Please join us for this special opening night. Enjoy food, drink, music, and of course, the art. Both artists will be present for questions and discussion. The first 20 people will receive a signed copy of this month’s issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

About the Artists

The work of Angie Renfro focuses on oft-overlooked subjects. Her thoughtfully composed, richly layered paintings evoke a feeling of familiarity because the subjects are found on the periphery of every highway drive. Renfro’s new body of work for Mondo Fine Art is a collection of images from meandering road trips across several states. This compelling series of industrial landscapes – comprised of the complicated, heavy structures of factories – are tempered with a delicate sense of loneliness. “By transforming a telephone pole or a rusting factory into a lush, striking landscape, my work seeks to challenge conventional and naturalistic notions of beauty.”

Angie Renfro was named “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art Magazine in October 2006, was showcased in the August 2008 edition of American Art Collector, and is now again featured in Southwest Art Magazine in this month’s issue, as well as in the upcoming October issue of American Art Collector.

Aaron Bushnell’s most recent paintings concentrate on the anxious energy of the city. “Urban areas create an overwhelming emotion of panic and fear within me. There is simply too much energy and movement in too small a space.” The disquieting character of these scenes is rendered with a playful handling of brushwork; at times childlike and explorative, at other times, well structured. His technique reveals certain color-field and abstract expressionist influences, combining a gentle attention to detail with “something like an attack… with oil paint. I find a selfish amusement in toying with that juxtaposition.” Aaron Bushnell was featured in the December 2009 issue of American Art Collector.

Special thanks to our host, Poliform SLC, for letting us use their beautiful space for this show.

We hope to see you there!